New York, United States

Arlo NoMad

Rates from (ex tax)$169.00

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD193.93), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Glass tower

Setting

NoMad nest

Modern boutique hotel Arlo NoMad has New York City on its doorstep. Spacious communal areas include a library cum lounge, 24-hour eatery the Bodega and an Italian-Asian-inspired restaurant, Massoni. The walls are punctuated with bright modern art, and the small yet perfectly formed rooms are all about the big views, and tech-friendly touches and clean design lend a distinctly modern appeal (note: the glass-walled showers are not for the shy). Borrow one of the hotel’s stylish bikes to explore the city by day, then return to unwind at your choice of its two bars – a Sixties-style cocktail lounge and a glittering rooftop number with skyline appeal.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

249.

Check–Out

Noon; earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $169.00, excluding tax at 14.75 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of $3.50 per person per night on check-out.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD193.93), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates generally exclude breakfast ($15 for Continental; $20 for full English; à la carte from $12).

Also

You’ll find 24-hour pantry Bodega pouring out hot cups of joe and serving pizza slices and sandwiches on the ground floor. On the second floor, multi-use common area the Library shifts from being a co-working space during the day to an evening chill-out space, complete with board games and cocktail service from Barlo.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, bedside USB charging station, Bluetooth radio, mini-fridge and Blind Barber bath products.

Our favourite rooms

We love Sky rooms for their three-sided wraparound glass windows; for the most iconic views over NYC, try to snag room 1100 or 2901. Generally, just aim for higher floors (you’ll thank us later).

Packing tips

Bring stylish boots for walking, and something sleek and a bit sultry for evenings at the Heights.

Also

All guest rooms are wheelchair-accessible.

Children

Welcome, but not catered to; the hotel is best for over-13s.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

For prime people-watching, and a space right next to your date, go for the cushier seats that line the room.

Dress Code

Make a subtle nod to Asian style, and you’ll fit right in.

Hotel restaurant

The exposed brick walls of Massoni are punctuated with pops of bright colour thanks to the work of graffiti muralist Ewok. This modern, ‘inauthentic Italian’ restaurant is helmed by ‘Top Chef’ contestant Dale Talde, who concocts Italian-Asian fusion delights. Try the tortellini with phở or the biryani arancini; the pizzas, many of which have Asian-inspired toppings, are a favourite. Breakfast options range from eggs-many-ways to breakfast pizzas and polenta pancakes; there are classic coffees and a trio of breakfast cocktails to choose from, too.

Hotel bar

There are two: Barlo and the Heights. Barlo’s design pays homage to Sixties style, and has a secrete hygge-toned chill-out area draped in fairy lights and sheepskins. Try the rosemary-infused gin Forest Hills cocktail while you’re there. Rooftop bar the Heights is a nod to the neighbourhoods of New York; cocktails are named in honour of each one. Sip on a Caribbean-rum Washington Heights cocktail and take in the views from the 36th floor.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 7am to 11am, lunch from noon to 4pm, and dinner from 5pm to 11pm.

Room service

None, but you won’t go hungry. Raid your in-room minibar or head down to 24-hour Bodega, which dishes out coffee and a daily selection of pizza and sandwiches.

Location

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Address
Arlo NoMad
11 E 31st St
10016
New York City
United States

Planes

LaGuardia is the closest airport, only eight miles away (a 25-minute drive); arrange hotel transfers to or from the hotel for $75 each way. The drive to JFK usually takes about 45 minutes, depending on traffic.

Trains

Penn Station, the hub for Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) and the Long Island Rail Road (www.lirr.org) is just five minutes from the hotel by car.

Automobiles

Taxis and public transportation options are plentiful, so having a car isn’t really necessary. However, if you do bring wheels, valet parking is $55 (plus tax) a day.

Worth getting out of bed for

Borrow one of the hotel’s bikes – a much sleeker and more stylish option than the Citi bikes – to explore the city, or stroll around Madison Square Park and pretend you’re a local with coffee in hand, as you admire pampered pups and views of the Empire State Building. There’s nothing musty or dusty about New Museum at 235 Bowery, which exhibits creations by off-the-radar artists, including works in digital media.

Local restaurants

For Italian bar-style dining, great pastries and delicious gelato, secure a spot at a communal table in Tarallucci e Vino in Union Square. Momofuku, on 171 First Avenue, serves up heavenly fare, including practically perfect pizza pie and flavour-bomb noodles. Sexy, low-lit Boqueria, on West 19th Street in the Flatiron District, serves up crispy croquettes, matured Serrano ham and ice-cold white sangria.

Local cafés

For authentic coal-brick oven pizza, get thee to Grimaldi’s on 6th Avenue, where they’ll construct a pie to suit any palate. Don’t leave without the cannoli. Named after the owner’s pet turtle, cash-only bar, bakery and café Penelope at Lexington and 30th is the essential stop-off for home-style comfort foods such as Nutella-stuffed French toast, mac and cheese, and ladle-loads of home-made meatballs.

Local bars

No fuss or hype, just a low-key atmosphere, a wide-ranging wine list and  cracking martinis at Black Door on West 26th. Order a classic cocktail at Jazz Age-inspired Flatiron Lounge on West 19th Street, where bartenders serve ideal renditions of the sidecar and sazerac.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this stylish hotel in the Big Apple and unpacked their shopping bags and newly-acquired pizza opinions, a full account of their New York City break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Arlo NoMad in Manhattan…

On the first two floors of stylish modern stay Arlo NoMad, you’ll find eyefuls of colourful modern art, inviting lounge areas and a 24-hour bodega-style eatery for any-hour pizza cravings. The latter turns out to be particularly useful after evenings spent enjoying the Manhattan skyline and creative, neighbourhood-themed cocktails at Arlo’s rooftop bar, the Heights.

Not-for-the-bashful rooms have wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows and continue the trend of stunning city views. Wake eager to try out ‘Top Chef’ contestant Dale Talde’s Italian-Asian twist on breakfast, at which you’ll be spoilt for choice, then hop on borrowed bikes to explore the city that beckons from Arlo’s doorstep.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Arlo NoMad’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The restaurant and bars.

Don’t expect

The rooms are all very very small. Clean, modern but extremely compact.

Rating

Stayed on 11 Mar 2017

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